Gary L. “Jake” Marchal, age 61, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 11:30 PM at his residence. He was born on November 13, 1949 in Piqua, Ohio, to the late Francis & Evelyn (Thobe) Marchal.
Gary worked at the Body Company in Union City and was a member of the Eagle in Union City.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Marchal whom he married on October 8, 1977; son, Gary F. Marchal; brother, Henry Marchal; and an infant brother and sister.
He is survived by his children, Melanie Rush, Joe (Lisa) Rush, April (Phil) Clark, Jamie (Melissa) Marchal, and Jason Marchal all of Versailles; 8 grandchildren; brother, Paul Thobe of Greenville; sisters, Virginia Rinderle of Versailles, Ann Link of Versailles, Evelyn “Margie” (Terry) Young of Russia, and Mary Lou (Chuck) Runner Thompson of Versailles; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 10:30 AM at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. David Vincent celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Monday, December 27, 2010 from 4-8 PM as well as Tuesday from 9:30-10:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the State of the Heart Hospice in Mercer County.